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Home remedy for sunburn for a fast sunburn relief

Tips for Soothing Sunburns

Apple Cider Vinegar

Believe it or not, apple cider vinegar is an effective remedy for soothing sunburned skin. Herbalist Kiva Rose speeds healing after a sunburn with  a rose petal and leaf vinegar. (Learn how to make your own infused vinegar here.) Rose (2008) advises diluting 1 part rose vinegar with 7 to 10 parts water and frequently applying the mixture as a compress the first day after a sunburn. Adding a cup or two of infused vinegar to a tepid bath is another way to use vinegar for sunburns. Don’t have rose vinegar? You can use apple cider or vinegar made from any of the herbs listed below to encourage healing.

Ways to use: compress, bath, spray

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Another well-known remedy for sunburn, aloe vera soothes, moisturizes, and helps damaged skin heal. Use the gel, not a lotion, and apply it to sunburned skin for cooling relief. Or you can mix aloe with essential oils, hydrosols, or even herbal tea to increase its healing effects. Harvest your own gel from aloe leaves, or by it in the store. If you opt for a store-bought gel, check the label for additives and search out the purest aloe you can find. If you harvest your own aloe, you can store it in your refrigerator for up to a week. You can also freeze aloe for future use.

Ways to use: compress, spray, gentle rub


Did you know that honey can help damaged skin heal? As a humectant, honey encourages the skin to retain moisture, which makes it a wonderful hydrating remedy for sunburns. To use, gently spread honey over the burned area. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with cool water. Reapply every few hours for  further relief. Follow up with aloe vera or a cooling hydrosol spritz.

Ways to use: mask, ingredient in homemade remedies


Yogurt is one of my favorite ways to care for the skin; it cools, nourishes, and moisturizes. Use plain yogurt with active cultures, and spread it over the burned areas, letting it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Improve the healing power of yogurt by blending it with a bit of cooling cucumber (Mars, 1999).

Ways to use: mask

Aromatic Hydrosols

Aromatic Hydrosols

Lovely, fragrant hydrosols can help to cool and soothe burned skin and can hasten healing. They are generally considered safer than their essential oil counterparts. Favorites for sunburn include: lavender, calendula, chamomile, rose geranium, peppermint, yarrow, and witch hazel. Keep a spritzer bottle of hydrosol in the fridge and use it as a healing spray. You can also use hydrosols as compresses, in the bath, or as a substitute for water in homemade preparations.

Ways to use: compress, bath, spray, ingredient in homemade remedies

Herbs To Use

When using herbs for sunburns, choose those that are high in tannins, that calm inflammation, and those that promote healing. Good choices include rose, elder flower, green and black tea, plantain, comfrey, calendula, lavender, St John’s wort, witch hazel, and chamomile.

Ways to use: compress, poultice, bath, spray, ingredient in homemade remedies such as lotions, creams and salves

Essential Oils

Lavender essential oil can help speed healing of skin that has been burned, either by sun or other burns. Other essential oils to consider include: rose geranium, helichrysum, chamomile, and tea tree. These essential oils should be diluted prior to application. A thick aloe gel works well for this. In addition, see this expanded list on the best essential oils for sunburn.

Ways to use: compress, bath, spray, ingredient in homemade remedies, such as lotions, creams, and salves



Which Tea Can I Use for Treating Sunburn?

You can use any type of tea. For example black tea, green tea, earl grey tea, chamomile tea, ginger tea, Ceylon tea, luzianne tea, mint tea, oolong tea, orange pekoe tea, rooibos tea, peppermint tea. Every tea variety has its own benefits of treating sunburn. While black tea contains high amounts of tannins and green tea contains fewer amounts of tannins. You can use different varieties of tea in a single remedy for more effective results.

2. Natural Sunburn Treatment with Yogurt

You’ve probably already heard that yogurt is one of the best sunburn remedies. It contains lactic acid that can help promote skin cell turnover. Plus, yogurt is packed with probiotics that reinforce your skin’s natural protective barrier.

If you want to use yogurt to treat sunburns, it would be best to use Greek yogurt. For some added benefits, you can also add a teaspoon of aloe vera gel or honey to each tablespoon of Greek yogurt.


  1. You can simply spread a layer of chilled yogurt or mixture over your sunburns as a mask.
  2. Leave it on for 20 – 30 minutes, but during that time, don’t let it dry completely.
  3. As soon as it starts to dry, apply another layer over the first one.
  4. You can repeat this several times during the day.


How long does sunburn last?

Well, it depends on the level of sunburn you’ve got on your face and body. For a mild sunburn, it takes only 3 days, moderate sunburn takes 5 days, whereas a severe sunburn takes more than a week.

How to get rid of sunburn fast?

There is no way you can treat your sunburn fast. It takes its own time to heal. For severe sunburn, it’s advisable to seek for medical advice.

How do I treat sunburn peeling?

To get rid of sunburn or treat sunburn peeling, apply aloe vera gel or a moisturiser to the affected area. You can also take a cold water bath, use gentle products, or seek some medical advice.

I want to try it! How do you use teabags safely on a sunburn?

If you want to try this treatment yourself, Dr. Beleznay says that black tea usually has the highest concentration of tannins, though green tea may also feel soothing to the skin. “Green tea has been shown to possess a number of beneficial properties including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.” Though you could use either to treat sunburn. Dr. Beleznay also points out that green tea also has other skin benefits, like anti-aging properties.

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If you’re applying tea to a small area, you can just soak a tea bag in room temperature water for one to two minutes and applying it to the area in need. But if you’re dealing with a larger portion of skin, Dr. Beleznay recommends brewing tea, then using a clean cloth to apply it to your skin, though she also says that the teabags may offer greater concentration of the tannins versus the brewed tea. You can use additional tea bags to cover a larger area, but it might take you a little longer to prep them, since you’ll need enough teabags to cover the amount of skin you’re trying to treat.

No matter how you prepare the tea, you always want to make sure you cool it down to room temperature before you apply. Once it has cooled down, apply it directly to the skin for a few minutes.

Keep in mind: It may not be immediately obvious if the teabags are really helping, notes Dr. Beleznay. But as long as the tea is not causing further discomfort, you can keep using the method to see if the stinging improves as the tea begins to dry off of your skin. But if you feel irritation instead, it’s important you discontinue the tea method immediately, says Dr. Beleznay. There are really no side effects to using tea, but your reaction to it will really depend on your own skin.

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4. DIY Home Remedies for Sunburn with Black Tea

Black tea is another natural sunburn remedy that can bring relief quickly and easily. It is packed with antioxidants. Black tea contains tannins that give the tea its astringent properties and are said to be naturally anti-inflammatory.

Method 1:

  1. You can simply use used black tea bags to soothe sunburns.
  2. Make the tea as you normally would.
  3. Strain the bags and leave them to completely cool down.
  4. Then simply apply the tea bags to the sunburned skin.

Method 2:

  1. You can also make a mask by opening one of the used, chilled bags and mixing the content with 1 – 2 teaspoons of yogurt.
  2. Just be careful and apply the mask very gently to your skin.
  3. Note: Any rubbing could lead to exfoliating the skin, which is great for skin health, but it is the last thing a sunburned skin needs.

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Holidays are all fun and games until sunburn ruins it for you. We love our denim shorts in summers and It can sometimes lead to sunburnt skin especially when we are out on a stroll on a hot summer day. So do you know how to cure sunburn?Here’s how to cure your sunburnt dark skin and bring it back to life.

The Minty Recipe

As refreshing as it sounds, slathering on the mask will help cure the itch, soothe your skin and calm it down in a jiffy. Cucumber is by far one of the most soothing natural products you can find. Mint leaves are cooling and refreshing, while the enzymes in sour cream help the skin heal faster. Seriously, it’s a powerful punch of cooling ingredients.

You’ll need:

  • Cucumber

  • Fresh mint leaves

  • Sour cream


Step 1: To create this mask, take a cucumber, peel it off and cut it into slices. Then take a handful of fresh mint leaves.

Step 2: Put the two ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency – the smoother the mask is, the better your skin will absorb it.

Step 3: Next, transfer this puree to a bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of sour cream and mix well. Your sunburn burn remedy is now ready to use. Keep the mask in the fridge in between uses. When you want to use it, just spread a thin layer onto the sunburnt areas. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes and rinse off with slightly cold water.


Cucumber Wrap

The cucumber will have a cooling effect to help alleviate the burning sensation, so feel free to apply this all over your body. It’s one of the most effective home remedies for sunburn!

You’ll need:

  • Cucumber


Step 1: Take a cucumber, peel it off and process it in a blender until you get a smooth paste. Transfer the puree to a mesh strainer and take out its juice and apply it evenly on the affected areas.


Honey Avocado DIY

Avocados are naturally packed with SPF protection and this homemade concoction is going to moisturize and soften your skin at the same time.This is one of the best and most effective home remedies for sunburn!

You’ll need:

  • Honey

  • Avocado


Step 1: In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of avocado along with 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix the two ingredients and apply them evenly to the affected areas.

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